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Well written by Prof Kaye, and easy reading.
Kaye recounts them all and, in the process, reminds America and the world of Paine's great contributions to the history of individual liberty, justice, and equality.
Kaye offers a plausible and logical explanation: the influence of Thomas Paine's pamphlets, most notably "Common Sense.".
This book was written by a man critical of Thomas Paine. I've read other biographies that were more fair to him. But on the other hand, it is an excellent read none-the-less.Published 10 hours ago by Christopher Hartly Holte
A fine read about a person way ahead of his time (1700-1800) who had to fight for his beliefs, and was considered a "kook" and very "left of center". Recommended.Published 9 months ago by Arkansas Red
I really enjoyed this book. I never knew how important this man was to the American revolution. Now I know why I didn't know...
He made some powerful enemies. Read more
I have been a Paine supporter for many years. This book filled in some blank pages. It does get a little too detailed as he tries to show how the 19th century treated Paine. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stephen R Kress
liked the movie and would recommend just wish our internet connection was better so we did not get recalberated so oftenPublished 10 months ago by Sally Sprague
Well written by Prof Kaye, and easy reading. It defines how America departed from the prevailing monarchical regimes of the 18th Century, and created a mass democracy. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Turnbull
To those discouraged by the gridlock in Washington D.C., the criminal behavior on Wall Street, the collapse of the American Middle class, the increasing gap in wealth between the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Steve Price
I had a volume of Thomas Paine's collection of earlier writings, and was amazed at the intellect but wanted another book so I could have a great time gauging content versus... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer